Dear Amy: Two years ago, I made the decision to move from a city to a rural area because I knew I would never be able to afford to buy a house in that city. I can telecommute for work, giving me the ability
Dear Carolyn: To say I don’t get along with my parents is an understatement. The only thing they like more than their grandchildren is being in control. Neither of them has any respect for the rules my
Want answers now? Search past Carolyn Hax live chats and find answers to your questions even if she is offline by clicking here. Dear Carolyn, 2 years ago I left my fiancé, who I'd been with for 4 years.
Dear Carolyn: At the ripe old age of 45, I am both excited and happy to have found my biological father through DNA testing. He abandoned my mother and me shortly after I was born, so I have no illusions
Dear Carolyn: I just got engaged to one of four brothers who are very close. My fiance’s oldest brother has been married to “Jackie” for a year. I sense Jackie is used to getting a lot of attention for
Dear Miss Manners: I am a divorced guy who is in long-term recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. I have been attending a Sunday morning meeting regularly for years. Last week, as I was arriving for
As part of my job, I attend many networking events to promote the company I work for. At a luncheon, some of the other guests and I were complaining about the abundance of mosquitoes this year. A gentleman
Dear Carolyn: My husband is having an affair and plans to leave me for his affair partner. She is a single mother with a child in the same classroom as our son. The kids are not friends, but they are and
Dear Carolyn: My mother’s boyfriend of seven years, “Steve,” is not a horrible person, but he is . . . difficult. He is a classic know-it-all, and regularly changes the subject mid-conversation to tell
Dear Miss Manners: We moved about four years ago to a small neighborhood in a rural area, where the homes are relatively far apart and people tend to like their privacy. We have a fenced area on our property
Dear Amy: My father just turned 70 years old. He and my mom divorced when he turned 50, because he was having an affair with a younger woman, “Cherie.” My siblings and I eventually accepted Cherie and
His parents spanked him as a child, and he insists the punishment has shaped him positively. Editor's Note: Every Monday, Lori Gottlieb answers questions from readers about their problems, big and small.
Recently I moved to a new city. I’ve met some lovely people, though it’s hard past a certain age to make new close friends, rather than just friendly acquaintances. However, there is one person who I become
Dear Miss Manners: I’m an old guy who has recently started getting a lot of tattoos. I belong to an earlier generation that generally frowned upon tattoos, but I’ve been intrigued by them for as long I
Dear Amy: Last summer, my 10-year-old son learned a racial epithet (the “n word”) from listening to his favorite music and watching his favorite basketball videos. When we discovered that he had been to